Thursday, April 05, 2007

Emerging Glossary

I ran across this actually last year, but realized that I haven't actually posted it to the blog yet.

Here is a post over at Apologetics Index with a tongue-in-cheek handy little "Emergent-to-English" glossary.

Tee hee.

And in case someone (else) wants to beat the breast and bemoan the mean-spiritedness of those of us who are self-confessedly outside the ECM having the temerity to examine it and come to differing conclusions, especially using the vehicle of tongue-in-cheek humor, I give you this oldie-but-goodie blogpost by the Altitudinous Twiggy New Zealander RE: my own Calvary Chapel Movement.

The hue and cry of ECMmers about non-ECM-types chuckling at some of the sillier aspects of their movement falls awfully flat when held up alongside similar ECM treatments of non-ECM movements (like CC).

Mr. Pot, meet Mr. Kettle...

5 comments:

Bryon Mondok said...

the picture on the other end of this link is the perfect picture of someone who can't figure out what camp he's in...

let me know what you think.

mike macon said...

Ouch. Owwwie.

mike macon said...

No, really; OUCH. OWWWIE.

Andrew Perriman said...

So what exactly is wrong with Andrew Jones' comments? No bemoaning or breast-beating here. I just don't see what the problem is.

mike macon said...

There's nothing "wrong" with the comments, Andrew. You're confusing disagreement with conclusions with I think he's the wrongest of the wrong guys who've ever been wrongly wrong.

Again, my post to which your comment is affixed says: "And in case someone (else) wants to beat the breast and bemoan the mean-spiritedness of those of us who are self-confessedly outside the ECM having the temerity to examine it and come to differing conclusions, especially using the vehicle of tongue-in-cheek humor, I give you this oldie-but-goodie blogpost by the Altitudinous Twiggy New Zealander RE: my own Calvary Chapel Movement."

I didn't say what you seem to think I said. What I said was, in essence, "if an ECMmer has a problem with non-ECM-types examining and critiquing their movement, and even using humor to do so, please make sure that particular log has been fully removed from your collective eyes first, since y'all have been doing it a lot longer than us."

BTW - I like TSK's stuff. I don't agree with about half of it, but I like reading his stuff. And I liked the cited blogpost. Very clever, very funny. Off-base (there are very Emerging-ish Calvaries, and there always have been - long before there even was an "Emerging Church"), but clever.